Response in worship . . . is always to something specific and concrete. . . . [: God’s] person and work of redemption. . . . Response is not a mere ritual, a mechanical affirmation of what has been said or done. Rather, it arises from the heart, from the innermost part of our being. It is more than a mere intellectual acquiescence. It is a feeling, an emotion that arises from the interior of our person.
-Robert Webber, Worship Is a Verb: Celebrating God’s Mighty Deeds of Salvation, Second Edition (Peabody, MA: Hendrickson Pub., 1996), 118-119.